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by ginahoy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need help upgrading Firefox (ESR version)
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: need help upgrading Firefox (ESR version)

Which websites are not compatible with your FF 52ESR? I assume you're referring to my Linux machine? As I said, I later discovered I was (and still am) running v55.0.2, and the issue that triggered my original post resolved itself and was apparently not browser related. I have a litany of issues wi...
by ginahoy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need help upgrading Firefox (ESR version)
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: need help upgrading Firefox (ESR version)

A 32 bit version pre-installed in a 64 bit system? Not believable. You must be in error. I guess I'm primed for making errors today. I just checked and I accidentally grabbed the v32 install disk (I forgot I even had that. I attempted to install Linux on my XP machine prior to completing constructi...
by ginahoy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need help upgrading Firefox (ESR version)
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: need help upgrading Firefox (ESR version)

Thanks, Cosmo. I'll review the rest of that thread. I just looked at the post you linked. Regarding FF version... I just checked my LM18.2 install disk and it came with FFv54.0 (oddly, the 32 bit version even though my Linux distro is 64 bit). So I was mistaken when I said I was running v52.4. I bui...
by ginahoy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need help upgrading Firefox (ESR version)
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: need help upgrading Firefox (ESR version)

trytip wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:27 pm
if you're having issues with websites your profile may be in error. try a fresh profile.
Already tried that prior to posting my question. thx
by ginahoy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need help upgrading Firefox (ESR version)
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: need help upgrading Firefox (ESR version)

Thanks, Cosmo. That method upgraded me from v52.4 to v55.0.2, which is strange since that's not even the latest 55 build (there's a v55.0.3). The current version is v58.0.2. Do you know why gksudo would select v55.0.2? So far, it looks like it didn't break any add-ons. I just did some quick research...
by ginahoy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need help upgrading Firefox (ESR version)
Replies: 11
Views: 368

need help upgrading Firefox (ESR version)

I'm running Firefox v52.4 ESR and I'm beginning to have a few issues with website compatibility. The LM Update Mgr wants to upgrade to v58 but I'm not ready to make that jump as it will break most of my add-ons. That's another story. My XP machine is running v52.6 ESR, which is the latest ESR build....
by ginahoy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: need some help with DOSEMU sound settings
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: need some help with DOSEMU sound settings

If no one here is familiar with dosemu sound settings, is there another forum where I might find help?
by ginahoy
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: need assistance disabling Network Time Protocol (NTP)
Replies: 0
Views: 511

need assistance disabling Network Time Protocol (NTP)

When I first installed Linux, I changed the "Time and Date" GUI configuration setting to 'Manual' so theoretically there shouldn't be any ntp traffic, right? HOWEVER, surprisingly, 3 months later, my system clock is still within 1 second of 'official' time, which in my experience, is highly unlikely...
by ginahoy
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: need some help with DOSEMU sound settings
Replies: 1
Views: 437

need some help with DOSEMU sound settings

I use dosemu to run an old DOS accounting program. The only problem is there's no sound. The program is supposed to 'beep' the system speaker as confirmation for various operations. I reviewed the dosemu docs but I'm new to Linux (especially low-level settings such as these), so I could use some hel...
by ginahoy
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: no archive attribute / flag in file manager (Xfce/Thunar)
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: no archive attribute / flag in file manager (Xfce/Thunar)

Thanks for the quick replies. It makes sense to use the timestamp to drive backup logic. I've also been using the archive attribute in WinXP to assist with a manual synchronization strategy involving an old DOS accounting program that both my wife and I use. But I came up with an another way to acco...
by ginahoy
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: no archive attribute / flag in file manager (Xfce/Thunar)
Replies: 3
Views: 132

no archive attribute / flag in file manager (Xfce/Thunar)

I recently switched to Linux. When I open a folder in File Manager (Thunar) and select 'Configure Columns', I was surprised there's no 'attribute' column. In particular, I was hoping to find an archive flag that can be used in a data backup script. In WinXP, the archive flag also provides a visual q...
by ginahoy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: new to Linux, a couple of issues with LO Calc
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: new to Linux, a couple of issues with LO Calc

@Ben, thanks for the tip. I wasn't aware of FreeOffice. I'll be setting up my existing XP install in a virtual machine, as I have a number of apps that can't be migrated to Linux, so I'll probably just continue using MS Office. I need to see how much hassle it is to manage documents between Linux an...
by ginahoy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: new to Linux, a couple of issues with LO Calc
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: new to Linux, a couple of issues with LO Calc

Ok, I see what you're saying. I never bother with the "show comment" option since I can simply mouse-hover to see it, so I didn't realize that option gets the handles. In Excel, you also get the handles when you create or edit a comment. Hmm... this means that whenever I create or edit a comment in ...
by ginahoy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: new to Linux, a couple of issues with LO Calc
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: new to Linux, a couple of issues with LO Calc

Re: no resize handles on LibreOffice Calc comments.... Is there no one who can assist with this? I'm running LO Version: 5.1.6.2
Build ID: 1:5.1.6
by ginahoy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1112

Re: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions

I use SDelete . It has functionality to securely erase an HDD or individual files in addition to zeroing the drive's free space. That Microsoft page says that it requires Vista or newer, but I used to use SDelete on XP, so I'm not sure whether I was using an older version or whether the current one...
by ginahoy
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1112

Re: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions

...if you're using an HDD, you may need to zero your free space in order for it to compress well, as free space that still contains remnants of old files isn't going to compress the way a block of zeros is (if you're using dd to image your drive). As noted in my sig, my new machine has an SSD, so w...
by ginahoy
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1112

Re: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions

When cloning to a file, CZ only requires the destination to be large enough to hold the compressed image. When cloning device-to-device, the destination must be the same or larger--a one block difference (dest. smaller) will cause the clone to fail. That's not been my experience, and in fact was th...
by ginahoy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1112

Re: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions

I posted the question about Clonezilla boot stick dismounting in their forum @ sourceforge: https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/discussion/Clonezilla_live/thread/2bfdb6d4/?limit=25 Something interesting just happened. I used Clonezilla to backup my Linux system to a 16GB USB stick for off-site stor...
by ginahoy
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1112

Re: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions

If you've made the wrong selection, (as you pointed out there is no "back"), use the tab key to select cancel, eventually you will be taken to a window that allows you to start over with partimage home deselected. (also reboot, poweroff, or start over keeping partimage home, which never worked for ...
by ginahoy
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1112

Re: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions

I just realized the USB mount issue only occurs after running Clonezilla. Apparently when exiting CZ, the bootable USB stick on which Clonzilla is installed is dismounted, because when the system reboots, it's no longer mounted. I have to pull the stick and reinsert if I want to run CZ again. In lea...

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